Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope

Ultimate Guide to Your Microscope

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ISBN: 9781402743290
Grades: 5-AD

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This is one of the best and most complete microscope books I've ever seen. It is 143 pages of helpful information for any student who is just beginning to work with microscopes. The recommendation by the author is that students read the opening chapters of this book to be able to name the parts of a microscope, focusing, and sample preparation. Chapter one gives the safety guidelines for working with microscopes and the equipment list needed for doing the activities in this book. Chapter two explains light sources, lenses, identifying your microscope, parts of a microscope, and trouble shooting. Chapter three tells about the different types of slides and how to prepare them wet mounts, smear slide, well slide, squash slides, staining a specimen, acetate peel, and permanent mounts. These are the chapters which lay the foundation for the rest of the book.

Chapters 4-10 offer experiments to practice the skills taught in the first 3 chapters. Students can make their own microtome (instrument used to make thin samples for slides), view finger prints, fibers, crystals, sweat, hair, bug parts, pond water, food, and plant specimens which they will mount themselves. The book includes photomicrographs, pictures through a microscope, so students can compare their slides. Many of the things used in these experiments are from your own home, but additional equipment needed includes: microscope, blank slides, cover slips, tweezers, eye dropper, lens paper, clear plastic ruler, razor knife, nail polish, and scissors. This book would make a very good one semester course for an introduction to microscopes, or you can add it to your curriculum. Either way, microscopes are expensive pieces of equipment and students need to know how to use them correctly. The guidance and information you need are in this book. - Donna

Category Description for Microscopy:
Primary Subject
Science
Grade Start
5
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9781402743290
Binding
Trade Paper
Pages
143
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
Ages
10+
Audience
Juvenile
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Sterling Publishing Company
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.12" x 8.56" x 0.5"
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We were given a microscope and need something to get us started.
Elizabeth N on Jul 11, 2021
Reference guide for their Unit Study
Lindsay A on Sep 8, 2020
We were given a microscope and need something to get us started.
Elizabeth N on Jul 11, 2021
We've run into some problems with how to use our microscope so I thought we could use some help.
Shelley G on May 16, 2021
Reference guide for their Unit Study
Lindsay A on Sep 8, 2020
I am adding this to our Friendly Biology study this year.
Heather M on Sep 3, 2018
A great introduction to the Microscope. Information and instructions were straight forward and complete. Numerous experiments were clearly presented for the student to explore.
Mike P on Dec 15, 2017
to learn how to make best use of our microscope
Sarah J on Aug 17, 2017
We've run into some problems with how to use our microscope so I thought we could use some help.
Shelley G on May 16, 2021
I am adding this to our Friendly Biology study this year.
Heather M on Sep 3, 2018
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